If there are any other things out there as certain as death and taxes, it getting an order shipped promptly from Front Rank and getting it delivered equally promptly- and in one piece- by the Japan Post Office.
My Wurttembergers are here! Only seven days after I placed the order, and six after they were sent, despite the seasonal volume.
However, being a present, they are destined to remain in their box and under the tree, away from my grubby digits, until Christmas Eve. I'm chomping at the bit to open them, but why spoil the fun- and anyway I've lots of other stuff to do in the run up to the holidays and beyond, including finishing some more command figures.
|Note the festive wrapping paper?|
I have been trying to develop a quicker painting strategy for rank-and-file miniatures, which so far seems to be working. I've given up trying to speed up the painting on drummers, sappeurs and the like- I simply enjoy painting them too much. Once I get a bit more time (holidays start on Friday here, the Emperor's birthday*), I'll take and post more photos of what I've been able to do.
*The Emperor of Japan that is, not that Corsican Chap.